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Global Wellness News™ | February 7th, 2023

Global Wellness Summit report highlights 12 trends for 2023

Experts By Wendy Golledge The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has released its annual Future of Wellness trend report, promising 2023 will be a watershed year for wellness. The report, which annually predicts the newest directions in wellness, has identified 12 wellness trends for 2023.
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At the Gym, High Intensity Is Out, ‘Sculpt’ Is In

HIIT, or high-intensity interval training, workouts are falling out of favor. Fewer people are resuming high-intensity exercises as they go back to in-person fitness classes, according to trainers, instructors and other fitness professionals. Instead, more are doing gentler exercise such as yoga or walking, and giving priority to strength-training and mobility over quick calorie-burning and weight loss.

Othership Lands $8M to Expand Social Bathhouse Concept

Building community one ice bath at a time, Othership is scaling up. Expansion mode. Othership, a wellness studio known for hot and cold therapies as well as guided breathwork, raised $8M in a Series A round led by Vine Ventures.

Levels Secures $7M Series A Extension Funding to Solve Metabolic Health Crisis

NEW YORK–()– Levels, a software company that provides real-time feedback on how food affects your health, announced today $7 million in series A extension funding. The extension follows a $38 million Series A round in April 2022, and strengthens ties with existing and new individual investors and funds like TriplePoint Capital.

Oneleaf is a self-hypnosis app that guides you through audio programs

Meet Oneleaf, a new startup that wants to make hypnosis mainstream. The startup has designed an app that helps you get started with hypnosis and follow various programs to quit smoking, reduce anxiety or lose weight. Oneleaf raised $4.6 million (€4.2 million) from Frst, Kima Ventures, Raise Ventures and several business angels.

The Great Outdoors Retains Its Corporate Travel Momentum

The great outdoors called during Covid, and corporations answered. Activities like forest bathing, outdoor tubs and fire pits won’t be going away anytime soon as operators report continued interest from businesses looking for corporate retreats.

Meta buying maker of VR fitness app Supernatural after favorable court ruling

AP MENLO PARK — A federal judge has sided with Facebook parent Meta and cleared the way for the company to buy virtual reality startup Within Unlimited, the maker of the popular fitness app Supernatural. Federal antitrust regulators had sought to block the acquisition on the grounds that it would hurt competition in the emerging virtual reality market.

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